Importing Digital Documents into FileHound
Licensed users can log in to FileHound and upload documents using the standard FileHound upload methods; either by clicking the ‘Upload’ button in the menu bar, or by ‘dragging and dropping’ a document onto the browser window.
Via Drop Folder Service
Documents can also be added to the system in bulk by placing them in a ‘drop folder’, which will be located on the client’s local infrastructure. This folder can be situated either a local PC, shared network drive or virtual area. Note: A local drop folder is necessary for bulk uploading, as well a scanner or MFD capable of scanning to a folder or directory. Learn more about the Drop Folder Service below.
FileHound Import Utility
The FileHound Import Utility is a tool to enable FileHound Administrators to import large volumes of files from a local folder or directory (such as files exported from other systems). Ask the FileHound Support Team at email@example.com to learn more.
Drop Folder Service
FileHound’s Drop Folder Service allows files to be imported to the inbox of a user/group of users as required. This service consists of an agent that watches a ‘Drop Folder’ directory and regularly uploads the content of these folders to a corresponding FileHound inbox.
This can be used to import files which are deposited in the drop folder directory by either a compatible MFD/Scanner or exported from a 3rd party application or process.
Technical Pre-Requisites for Drop Folder Service:
- MFD/Scanner devices will need to be initially configured to scan to the drop folder directory, which can be located on a shared network drive, or alternatively on a local PC/laptop.
- The machine running the Drop Folder Service requires Windows 7 or above.
- Devices will need ‘line of sight’ to the drop folder directory either via USB or via your company network.
- A local ‘drop folder directory’ is required, with a minimum 1GB of available space
- Scanner/MFD will require line of sight to the drop folder directory
- Drop folder directory will require line of sight to the FileHound server via http, ports 80 or 443